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Google AdWords and the UK Interflora case
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • September 19 2013

For some businesses, Google AdWords offers an easy means of increasing brand recognition and profile amidst almost endless search engine results


Legal traps when buying or selling a business with followers, likers or subscribers
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • April 4 2014

We all know that social media provides businesses with an effective way to interact with existing and potential customers and promote their goods or


Twitter, suppression and the courts
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia, United Kingdom
  • July 22 2011

The rise and rise of social media platform Twitter has had all sorts of impacts on the administration of justice


Specsavers loses eye case Luxottica glasses raised once again
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • July 31 2013

Upon setting up in Australia about 5 years ago, Specsavers has fought hard to achieve a share of a retail optometry market reportedly worth over $1b a


Eyes on the prize: Specsavers loses out to Luxottica in misleading advertising case
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • November 5 2013

In its latest legal dispute in Specsavers Pty Ltd v Luxottica Retail Australia Pty Ltd, Specsavers challenged three specific types of representation


Differing approaches by English and Australian courts to defamation on social media
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia, United Kingdom
  • June 26 2014

In a judgment handed down on 29 November 2013 in Mickle v Farley, Judge Elkaim of the District Court of NSW found that a former Orange High School


Project home builder fined for misleading and deceptive conduct
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • November 27 2012

The Federal Court recently imposed penalties on a major building company for false and misleading advertising in promoting the sale of detached residential houses


YouTube not responsible for user posted content
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • December 6 2013

In April 2013, YouTube had another victory in the US courts against media giant, Viacom, for copyright infringement. Six years after its initial


Destruction of mobile phones impaired fair defamation trial
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • December 13 2011

Charmyne Palavi recently lost her bid to quash orders by the New South Wales (NSW) District Court striking out two defamatory imputations on the basis that she had disposed of mobile phones in defiance of discovery obligations


Larrikin Music Publishing Pty Ltd v EMI Songs Australia Pty Limited: kookaburra gets the last laugh
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • March 26 2010

The decision concerned allegations including breach of copyright in respect of the pop song "Down Under", recorded in 1979 and again in 1981 by Men at Work